Vice-Chancellors Office

Sir Anthony Seldon

Emeritus Professor

Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon, formerly Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham, is a leading contemporary historian, educationalist, commentator and political author.

He was Master of Wellington College, one of Britain’s leading independent schools, until 2015. He is author or editor of over 40 books on contemporary history, politics and education, was the co-founder and first director of the Centre for Contemporary British History, is co-founder of Action for Happiness, and is honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street.

His many other activities include being on the First World War Centenary Culture Committee, established by the Culture Secretary in 2013, and governor of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

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